Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung

The Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung (WAZ) is a commercial newspaper from Essen, Germany, published by Funke Mediengruppe.[1]

Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung
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TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)Funke Mediengruppe
Founder(s)Erich Brost
PublisherZeitungsverlag Ruhrgebiet GmbH & Co. KG
Editor-in-chiefAndreas Tyrock [de]
Founded3 April 1948; 74 years ago (1948-04-03)
HeadquartersEssen, Germany
Johannes Rau, reading the WAZ (1988)

History and profileEdit

Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung was founded by Erich Brost and first published 3 April 1948.[2] The paper has its headquarters in Essen.[3] During the third quarter of 1992 Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung had a circulation of 626,000 copies.[3]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ David Ward (2004). "A Mapping Study of Media Concentration and Ownership in Ten European Countries" (PDF). Dutch Media Authority. Retrieved 3 April 2014.
  2. ^ Biography of Erich Brost
  3. ^ a b Georg Hellack (1992). "Press, Radio and Television in the Federal Republic of Germany" (Report). Inter Nationes. Retrieved 3 April 2015.

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